Phantasy Star Online 2 Is Now Available In North America For The Xbox One

Phantasy Star Online 2 Is Now Available In North America For The Xbox One
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Phantasy Star Online 2 has been a highly successful free-to-play RPG over in Japan. It has been out in this region since 2012. Naturally, gamers in North America have anxiously waited for its release. Fortunately, the wait is officially over for Xbox One users.

After eight long years, the game is finally accessible in North America. It’s coming to PC sometime in May as well. If you like online RPG action, then this game has a lot to offer. You’ll get to be an ARKS Operative in charge of seeking out dark corruption called Falspawn on hostile planets.

Starting out, you have four different races to choose from and then nine classes. Thus, there is plenty of custom options you can explore depending on your cosmetic and gameplay preferences. You’ll also be able to play around with different skill trees and weapons. For a game that’s completely free, Phantasy Star Online 2 has a lot to offer.

Once you’ve selected a race and class, you’ll be able to embark on endless amounts of missions solo or with friends. That seems like an appealing aspect of this online RPG. Being able to explore and destroy enemies as a team should provide hours of interacting fun.

If the custom character options don’t win you over, the combat will. It features a pretty dynamic system where each battle can play out differently. Rather than just rushing in and spamming enemies with buttons, you’ll have to take a more calculated approach to identify enemy vulnerabilities.

In the game’s description, it’s said that there are over 18 weapon types to choose from. Thus, there is a weapon for every type of scenario you might find yourself dealing with. Another shining feature of Phantasy Star Online 2 is there are no level caps. You can play uninhibited and move your character through the ranks for as long as you want.

It’s amazing to see this free-to-play online RPG make it over to North America. Gamers with an Xbox One are in store for a treat should they decide to check it out. PC gamers will also be able to get in on the action sooner rather than later.

Whether you like a deep customization system or just want to team up with some friends for action-packed combat sequences, Phantasy Star Online 2 seems worthy of the download. Best of all, you don’t have to pay a dime and still have access to a lot of content.